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October 26, 2006 – Here is the latest from VeloLove:

Friday, October 27, 2006
Halloween Critical Mass Ride and Roll!

Join fellow scarry bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a costumed ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver. The Halloween ride is one of the most fun Critical Mass rides of the year! Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain or shine!

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And of course, decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters and sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged. A VeloWeen afterparty starts 8:00 p.m. at the ANZA Club, #3 West 8th at the Ontario Bike Route.
Some photo’s from the last ride: http://www.flickr.com/photos/72728161@N00/272253246/in/set-72057594090669974/

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — on the last Friday of the month — which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

For more information:
http://www.velolove.bc.ca
http://vancouvercm.blogspot.com
velolove@velolove.bc.ca

Worldwide details may be found at: http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org

Upload/View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at Flickr.com: http://www.flickr.com/groups/vancriticalmass/pool/

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VeloWeen!
Friday, October 27
It’s the season for trick or treating and we have quite the treat for you: VeloWeen. Fun, crazyness, dancing and more. Everybody who arrives with Critical Mass in costume gets a free beer!

The lineup:
Phatty Phatty and The Roaches. (Band)
Toot-A-Lute (Traveling minstrels)
Timothy Wisdom (DJ)
Megan Rose (Musician)
DJ Bad (DJ)
Corrior (DJ)
Dance Bellys (Dancers)
Ian Patterson (Visuals)
The East Side SLIHCsters (East Side Low Income Housing Coalition)

Where: The Anza Club, #3 West 8th Avenue at the Ontario bike route.
Cost: $5
Time: 8pm to 1:30am

This is part of the Velo fusion community fund raiser project. All money raised goes back into supporting community projects. For more information please visit http://www.pedalfusion.org


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Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, October 26

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass! Your hosts: Ifny, iamlachance@gmail.com, and Conrad Schmidt, ninemonkeys@blaze.ca, 604-537-2044.

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio needs to hear from you! If you have a bike related event or announcement, phone 604-UBC-CiTR (604-822-2487) during the show!

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio
Blog spot: http://pedalrev.blogspot.com
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19
You can also listen to the MP3 podcast masscast of past week’s pedal revolutionary show! Goto pedalrev.blogspot.com for instructions. For any probs/questions give ifny <iamlachance@gmail.com> a heads up.


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Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, October 26

That’s right kids, midnight mass is this week — with costumes all around!

Get your wings & your tutus, your ray guns and witch hats, exercise your wit and your fine sense of fashion (or just of the absurd) — mix it all up and throw in a couple of wheels and some bike lights and get your ass to the Midnight MassQuerade.

As usual, meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles St.) with the ghost train rolling at the creepy, scary, hour of midnight. Bring your bike lights, your friends, your costumes, & your thermoses full of hot refreshment!

http://www.midnight-mass.blogspot.com
More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnightmass


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Canadian Troops Out of Afghanistan Rally and March
Saturday, October 28

It’s the day after Critical Mass, and in the afternoon prior to OCB’s party… and you’ve got a busy social calendar… So what’s this invitation all about? It’s STREET ACTION organized by stopwar.ca in downtown Vancouver, joining thousands in cities and towns across Canada, to bring Canadian troops home from Afghanistan. Rumor has it that “Bikes Not Bombs” has been invited to lead the march. Who’s “Bikes Not Bombs?” Well, it’s you & me and all self-propelled people who have hopes to bring an end to ‘oily wars’ as soon as possible…

Gather 12:00 Noon at Waterfront Station (Canada Place at the foot of Howe Street). March at 1:00pm followed by a rally, 2:00pm, at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Street side).

Tom Childs is looking for extra hands on the morning of the 28th, prior to the march, to help rig the famous BIKES NOT BOMBS banner (thanks to Redsara) at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It’s a big mural-like banner, and Tom will be packing ropes and the banner. Email Tom if you are able to meet sometime in the late morning of the 28th at childst@douglas.bc.ca or give Tom a call at 604 524-9316. Maybe breakfast first and then rig the banner.

For more information, visit http://www.stopwar.ca


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Parade of the Lost Souls
Saturday, October 28

We know full well the opportunities we look for to buzz around in beast-free streets… Well, after a one-year hiatus, and out of necessity and full-on love of barricades, the Public Dreams Society is closing down Commercial Drive to all oil burnin, steel crushin traffic for the Parade of the Lost Souls, Saturday, October 28 from 6 to 10pm! Fantastic! Oooh! Barricades are sexy… (and barricaders are even sexier!)

The theme this year is: Peeking Through the Veil… a Celebration of the Cycle of Life.

The procession begins at the all weather field at William and Cotton where altars, shrines, fire dancers and an ancestral dome prepare you for your journey. Then, musical guides appear, beckoning you to travel down the river that flows to the other side. The journey ends in Grandview Park where fire keepers illuminate your psyche and we are all filled with the delight of life as we dance, dance, dance in the street!!!

Bikers bringin it in…

Andrea Curtis is looking for folks on bikes — how funky the ride, how fab the costume is up to you — to take donation buckets and milk the Underworld for their petty cash. The Society needs this money to cover expenses, to keep it all rolling, and to keep motor vehicals out. Whatever you pull in, the Society offers you 10% as extra incentive and a bit of love. If you can help, contact Andrea at volunteer@publicdreams.org, or at 604.317.4129.

For more information, visit http://www.publicdreams.org/


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Our Community Bikes (OCB) Halloween Party!
Saturday, October 28, 2005

This Halloween will be Our Community Bikes’ (http://pedalpower.org/?q=node/4) 13th birthday! So join us for this shaker (and on-the-sly fundraising party for Maya Pedal) with costumes and dancing and drinks and such — like we always do. The party kicks off at about 9 pm, so there’s lots of time to get dressed up, hit the Parade of Lost Souls, grab some grub, reapply your makeup, and come on by:

3283 Main Street (just north of 17th Ave), 604.879.2453. Look for lots of bikes!

Many will attest that last year’s OCB Halloween party was definitely one of the year’s best, where the kegs ran dry early, costumes were saucy and hilarious, and people dressed as video game systems or the Intertidal zone danced up a storm on the workbenches all night long.

http://www.beyondrobson.com/music/2006/10/return_of_the_ocb_halloween_party/


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CALL for SUBMISSIONS — MOMENTUM 25
COPY DEADLINE – November 1

Momentum Magazine needs writers for the December & January 2006/07 edition of MOMENTUM (number 25) and for the next MOMENTUM, number 26 — February/March 2007.

If interested, contact Momentum directly at email self-propelled(at)telus.net or call 604-669-9850, or join the Momentum email list at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/MoMag/





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VeloLove News

June 22, 2006 – Here is the latest from VeloLove:

June is Bike Month!

Visit http://calendar.best.bc.ca to find out all that’s happening! There are events all over Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The events in this digest below are just a small sample of the many bike events happening in June!

And it’s not too late to add your bike event to the calendar. Just click “Add New Entry” at the bottom of any calendar page, or visit http://calendar.best.bc.ca/edit_entry.php


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UN World Urban Forum
June 21-25, 2005

In June 2006, delegates from around the world will be in Vancouver for the United Nations’ World Urban Forum to discuss future of the world’s cities and urban environments. And thanks to Earth: the World Urban Festival, the role of art, culture, music and dance in shaping and defining our cities and our urban experiences will be at the centre of the discussion.

Earth: the World Urban Festival is the UNESCO-designated official arts and culture festival of the World Urban Forum. The World Urban Festival will bring artists from around the globe to Vancouver to share their stories and experiences, and help build awareness of the role of art in creating livable, sustainable and vibrant cities. The World Urban Festival will transform an industrial site at the Great Northern Way Campus into a once in a lifetime celebration of international theatre, dance, music and visual arts. There will be entertainment, performances, hands-on activities, exhibitions, food, beer gardens, late-night events, street theatre and a marketplace. Access to the festival site is free, and tickets for events in the big tents can be purchased at Festival Box Office.

For more information, visit http://www.worldurbanfestival.com/


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PEDAL Society Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 22

**** 7:30 pm** @ OCB (**Main** and 17th)*
*all current members are welcome*
*come out, learn about PEDAL,*
*vote for the Board of Directors “¦*
*libations to follow*

For more information, visit http://www.pedalpower.org


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Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, June 22

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? Dig up some bike lights, and start thinking of tasty ways to make booze hot — the next midnight ride is tonight, Thursday.

Meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street — across from the Havana and Turks) and ride at midnight.

The goal is to make this happen on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. So mark your calendars, tell your bike loving friends, and hope to see you there!

http://www.midnight-mass.blogspot.com
More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnightmass


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World Peace Forum
June 23-28, Vancouver, BC

The World Peace Forum 2006 is an international gathering of individuals, groups and civic governments from cities and communities to envision a living culture of peace and sustainability in our lifetimes. The success of this event depends on all of us. We can work together in the journey to peace!

Events and venues will be in and around UBC.

For more information, phone 604-687-3223, email admin@worldpeaceforum.ca, or visit http://www.worldpeaceforum.ca


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Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability
Saturday, June 24

Join fellow citizens in gathering at 12 Noon at two starting places: Seaforth Peace Flame Park (south end of the Burrard Bridge), or Waterfront Skytrain Station in front of Canada Place. The walk starts at 1:00 p.m. with a rally and festival 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Sunset Beach on English Bay (Bute at Beach Ave).

The walk features Cindy Sheehan and local and international speakers, plus music, food, children’s activities and a peace and justice information fair. ‘No War’ posters and flyers for the Walk and Festival are available at the People’s Coop Bookstore (1391 Commercial Drive), the Maritime Labour Centre, and the WPF offices at 550 West 6th Ave.

For more information, visit http://www.worldpeaceforum.ca/


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Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet & Show
Sunday, June 25

Join in for this great annual event. Many unique vintage bicycles and parts on display and for sale. Find that special bicycle project or missing part. Balloon tire, Muscle/ banana bikes and vintage BMX. This years event will also feature vintage skateboards for the first time.

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Location: Cambrian Hall at 215 East 17th Avenue (near Main Street) $2 Admission. Vendor space available as well.

For info, phone Dave at 604-779-7170


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The Critical Crawl
Sunday, June 25

To all of you out there that want to see the North shore in a new way get you ass on your bike — join us to drink beer and ride fast bikes.

The Critical Crawl will be taking place Sunday June 25 from Horseshoe bay to Deep Cove stopping at all the
pubs along the way including the Queens Cross pub which located at the top of lonsdale. This ride inspired by ‘The Crawl’, by Spirit of the west, a song about this exact trip, yet again made better now that it will be accomplished by cyclists. This is a long ride and we all looking to have a quick ride, so not for novices.

We will meet in East Vancouver at McSpadden park (Victoria Drive at East 4th) gathering around 12 Noon to ride together to Horseshoe Bay.

For those coming from other locations can meet us at the Troller at 2:00pm to depart at 2:30pm.

For more information, please contact Timothy Wyatt at td_wyatt@canoemail.com


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Vancouver Transportation Plan Open House and Presentation Tuesday, June 27

Your are invited to the City of Vancouver’s open house and presentation regarding our Transportation Plan update. This event will occur on:

6:00-8:00 pm (Presentation at 7:00 pm)
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Room

A copy of the Transportation Plan Progress Report can be accessed at http://www.vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/plan/index.htm

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by email or contact Christopher Darwent, City of Vancouver Engineering Services, Strategic Transportation Branch, christopher.darwent@vancouver.ca, 604-873-7358.


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BEST Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, June 28

Wrap up Bike Month with free pancakes, fair-trade coffee, juice, and organic oranges for all who commute by biking, walking, carpooling or transit. This festive celebration will include music, speakers, entertainment, information and some familiar faces flipping your flapjacks. BEST’s Going Active Ambassors will be there to answer your cycling and walking questions, and to give out prizes and maps.

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location: Granville Plaza, 200 Granville St, Just west of the SeaBus.

For more information, visit http://best.bc.ca or call 604-669-2860


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Disappearing Traffic! The Challenge of Reallocating Public Space Wednesday, June 28

A free lecture at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, 7:00-9:00 pm, where Dr. Jeff Kenworthy will explain why traditional planning methods are inadequate. He’ll show us why we can’t always get rid of congestion — and why we shouldn’t get hung up about it. “Congestion,” he notes, “is part of the whole issue of redistributing traffic to other modes rather than trying to cater for expansion of the road system.” With an Australian perspective, Jeff Kenworthy looks at the bigger picture – making the city more sustainable and livable.

Speakers: Jeffrey Kenworthy, Associate Professor in Sustainable Settlements at Murdoch University, has spent 26 years in the transport and urban planning field. He is the co-author of several books including “Cities and Automobile Dependence: An International Sourcebook” and “Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence”. Other speakers/panelists include: Gordon Price, Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University; Richard Campbell, Manager of Active Transportation, Better Environmentally Sound Transportation; and Jack Becker, Director, Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. Co-sponsored by the Simon Fraser University City Program and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition with financial support from Translink – The Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority.

Admission is free; reservations required. Call 604.291.5100 or email cs_hc@sfu.ca


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Pedal Potluck Picnic
Thursday June 29

The Pedal Potluck Picnic is a weekly series of bicycle rides hosted by the Urban Adventure League that happen in Portland, Oregon. But for Bike Month, here’s an extra-special one for Vancouver!

The ride will be a casual one traversing approximately 5-8 kilometres. The end destination is a mystery, only known by the ride leader, but it is a park or park-like setting. The term “park” will be used liberally here, so expect the unexpected!

At the endpoint we’ll enjoy a picnic dinner. Eating will be potluck style, so please bring food and drink to share (preferably vegetarian/vegan). If you don’t have time to prepare something before the ride, fear not! We’ll either be passing by and/or ending up near a grocery as well.

The Pedal Potluck Picnic ride series is directly inspired by two Portland events: the Gracies Sunday Brunch, a weekly potluck style meal where people came together to hang out, eat, and meet interesting folk (its tag-line is “eating brunch with total strangers”; and the Midnight Mystery Ride, a regular (second Friday of the month) bicycle ride where everyone departs at 12am for a mystery destination that only the ride leader knows. We felt like now would be a great time to combine the two while summer’s in full effect!

If you want to participate, just show up Thursday June 29th at 6:30pm at the Gazebo near Science World on the False Creek Bikeway (near the intersection of Quebec and Terminal Ave) No need to RSVP!

If you’d like more info, or would like to organize a PPP of your own, email urbanadventureleague@scribble.com For more info on the Urban Adventure League, go to http://urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com

For printable flyers of this event, visit: http://scribble.com/tfr/pppvanc062906.pdf
http://scribble.com/tfr/4uppppvanc062906.pdf


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Big Critical Mass Ride to Close Out Bike Month
Friday, June 30, 2006

One of the biggest ride and rolls of the year, and possibly the largest ever bike ride to hit the streets of Vancouver, the June Critical Mass Ride closes out this year’s Bike Month.

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for this leisurely and spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. — and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain or shine. Decorated bicycles, trailers, costumes, signs, noisemakers, sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

And for this June 30 ride there will be a group ride from SFU on top of Burnaby Mountain to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The ride leaves from the bike shop (8999 Cornerstone Mews) at 4:00 p.m. and will follow the Union/Adanac bikeways. Phone 604-291-7433 or email commie2@telus.net for details.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — on the last Friday of the month — which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

Posters: http://vancouvercm.blogspot.com/2006/06/3000-wheels-ride-on-30th.html
Video: http://www.youneverbikealone.com/criticalmass/vancouver/2005/june

For more information:
http://www.velolove.bc.ca
http://vancouvercm.blogspot.com
velolove@velolove.bc.ca

Worldwide details may be found at: http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org


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Blessing of the Bicycles
Friday, June 30

The Annual Blessing is sponsored by the Environmental Unit of the local diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada to acknowledge sustainable human-propelled transportation.

Join your brother and sister cyclists and receive a blessing for your bicycle — and for you. Come, bells ringing, to celebrate creation and claim your place in using the resources of our world wisely and well. On the plaza of Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia at Burrard (across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery), 5:00 pm, Friday, June 30. (Just before Critical Mass).


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VACC Vancouver Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 5, 2006

If you ride your bike in Vancouver, come meet and work with other cyclists to help improve cycling facilities in Vancouver. Your active participation can make a real difference. Lend your voice and your support and get involved.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library Firehall Branch, 1455 W. 10th Ave (just east of Granville St.)

New participants are always welcome. These monthly meetings are open to all VACC members and non-members.

For more information, or if you have any items that you would like to have on the agenda, contact Jack Becker at 604-681-5744, hjehbecker@novuscom.net

http://www.vacc.bc.ca/vancouver


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Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, July 6

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Bike Month and Critical Mass! Your host: Conrad Schmidt, ninemonkeys@blaze.ca, 604-537-2044

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio needs to hear from you! If you have a bike related event or announcement, phone 604-UBC-CiTR (604-822-2487) during the show!

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio
Blog spot: http://pedalrev.blogspot.com
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19





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VeloLove News

December 22, 2005 – Here is the latest updates from Velolove:

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, December 22

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host: Conrad Schmidt <ninemonkeys@blaze.ca>, 604-537-2044

This Thrusday’s show will feature a report on the Tuesday Burrard Bridge Lane Reallocation Special Meeting as well as other develoments at Vancouver City Hall.

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio/
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19

Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, December 22

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? We’re trying to get as many people as are interested to start a semi-regular midnight bike ride, and that includes _you_. Pack some warm socks, dig up some bike lights, and start thinking of tasty ways to make booze hot — the next midnight ride is this Thursday.

Meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street — across from the Havana and Turks) and ride at midnight.

The goal is to make this happen on the 2nd and 4th or last Thursday of every month, so mark your calendars. Tell your bike loving friends, and hope to see you there!

For photos of the last ride, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnightmass
For more information, visit http://groups.myspace.com/vancitybikes
Or http://bc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/8215/

Solstice Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, December 30, 2005

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver celebrating Winter Solstice. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain, shine, or snow! Decorated bicycles, trailers, costumes, signs, noisemakers, sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — on the last Friday of the month — which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

For more information:
http://www.velolove.bc.ca
velolove@velolove.bc.ca

Worldwide details may be found at:
http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org






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Velolove News

December 7, 2005 – Here is the latest Velolove news:

Central Valley Greenway Open House
Today, Wednesday, December 7

The City of Vancouver, in collaboration with Translink and Transport Canada, is developing the next phase of the Central Valley Greenway. The Greenway will be constructed along the Millennium SkyTrain rout between Slocan Street and Boundary Road. You are invited to an open house to review detailed design and provide your input.

5-8 pm
Thunderbird Community Centre, Multi-use room, 2311 Cassiar Street, in Vancouver

For more information, please visit:
http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/ADS/ADCVgreen3.htm
http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/streets/greenways/city/central.htm

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, December 8

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host: Conrad Schmidt <ninemonkeys@blaze.ca>, 604-537-2044

This Thursday’s show features:

David Fields from Greenpeace who will talk about the government’s plans to build a new oil pipeline in Canada.

Reverend Emily Smith and Raul. Raul is an exiled courageous Mexican peace activist who has done some incredible work in South America. Rev Emily Smith is on the cover of momentum magazine.

David from Pivot Legal who will give an update on the Pivot legal case against police chief Jamie Graham.

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio/
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19


Margaret Charles Chopper Collective Ride
Friday, December 9

On the Second Friday of every month, Vancouver’s freak art bike collective invites you to ride with this post-apocalyptic gang of delimitation riders.

Meet 6:30 pm at the Science World Gazebo (1455 Quebec Street)

For more information, visit http://www.mcthree.ca

BEST Party Fundraiser!
Monday, December 12

The fun season is almost upon us! Green Drinks, The BC Sustainable Energy Association, Connecting Environmental Professionals, SFU and UBC Net Impact are hosting a green holiday party on Monday, December 12.

6pm onward
at Steamworks in Gastown (375 Water St)

We invite all sustainability minded people to join us in celebrating a low-impact holiday season in high-impact style.

The party will be a fundraiser with entertainment, prizes …and more! Entrance by donation with all proceeds going to support BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation), a local non-profit organization that champions clean air, safer neighborhoods, and environmentally friendly transportation choices. We’ll also be collecting for a local food bank so please bring along non-perishable food items.

Hope to see you there!

The organizers of the holiday party:
Green Drinks: http://www.greendrinks.org
Connecting Environmental Professionals: http://www.yepcanada.ca/vancouver.htm
BC Sustainable Energy Association: http://www.bcsea.org
NetImpact: http://www.netimpact.org

Fundraising for:
BEST: http://www.best.bc.ca

Featuring:
Pedal Play: http://www.pedalpower.org

Prizes donated by
Trees Organic Coffee: http://vancouver.wifimug.org/index.cgi?TreesOrganicCoffee
Environment Canada: http://www.ec.gc.ca
Mountain Equipment Coop: http://www.mec.ca
SPUD: http://www.spud.ca

Sponsor:
One Day: http://www.onedayvancouver.ca

The Venue:
Steamworks: http://www.steamworks.com

VACC Christmas open house
Wednesday, 14 December, 2005

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) is hosting its annual open house again this year and would like to invite you to be there. It’s a chance for the VACC to express its thanks to our many volunteers and for all of us to get together to relax and chat.

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Uptown New Westminster. Please contact Marion at 604-520-7636 or mariono@telus.net for directions.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!





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VeloLove News

December 1, 2005 – Here is the latest VeloLove News:

There’s a documentary airing today featuring nudist bicyclists and some Vancouver footage of naked protest.

The information on the CBC Website suggests that “Naked” is:
Airing Thursday December 1 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm ET/PT
Repeating Tuesday December 6 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm ET/PT
On CBC Newsworld, channel 26 on cable.

From the CBC website:

“Disrobe for dissent, calendars for causes, nudes against nukes. A new phenomenon with old roots is gaining momentum — busting out, peeling off, and hanging loose, all around the globe.

From Europe to Australia, people of all ages are stripping off their clothes to send messages via the media: “Peace! No Bush! We’d rather go naked than wear fur!”

Since 2001, over 50,000 people have participated in at least 90 nude protest events around the world. At the same time, the “Calendar Girls” of Rylstone, England rocked the world of charitable donations by posing as pin-up girls. These middle-aged moms raised over a million dollars for leukemia, demonstrating what a bit of cheek can do for a cause.

Naked press photoNaked is a thought-provoking and humorous one-hour documentary by Mary Bissell about people who use nudity to affirm their values and fight for their beliefs. From anti-war nude protestors in Marin County, to nudist bicyclists in North Carolina and breast cancer survivors in Calgary, this show reveals the political reasons beneath the very personal act of taking it all off.”The Future of Bikes

Check out these futuristic bikes!

===== Original Message From Oliver Terry =====
Run for the hills… the future of biking is here…?

Have a look at the link, it’s … interesting.

http://www.dexigner.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3664

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, December 8

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host: Conrad Schmidt <ninemonkeys@blaze.ca>, 604-537-2044

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio/
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19

Margaret Charles Chopper Collective Ride
Friday, December 9

On the Second Friday of every month, Vancouver’s freak art bike collective invites you to ride with this post-apocalyptic gang of delimitation riders.

Meet 6:30 pm at the Science World Gazebo (1455 Quebec Street)

For more information, visit http://www.mcthree.ca

Submit your Bikeboy/Bikegirl ads!

Whether you’re looking for riding companions, your soulmate, folks with similar passions and interests, or someone to help warm the sleeping bag when you’re snow-camping…

This only takes a moment and it’s lots of fun!

Send FREE classified ads of approximately 25 words or less + your contact info to MOMENTUM MAGAZINE at self-propelled@telus.net

We’re happy to help you hook up!!

Web: http://www.momentumplanet.ca





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Velolove News

November 25, 2005 – Here are the latest Velolove annoucements:

Buy Nothing Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, November 25

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and
spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver on Buy
Nothing Day. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street
side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The
ride is on rain, shine, or snow! Decorated bicycles, trailers,
costumes, signs, noisemakers, sound systems, drums, trailers, and
wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Buy Nothing Critical Mass is in support of Buy Nothing Day
(http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/), a day to challenge yourself,
your family, and your friends to switch off from shopping and tune
into life. People are encouraged make a pact with themselves to take
a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement
and the best thing is — it’s free with NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

Buy Nothing Day exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of
consumerism. As consumers, we need to question the products we buy
and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks
to the environment and developing countries? The argument is broad
and deep — while it continues we should be looking for simple
solutions. Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.

And coming soon… http://www.buynothingchristmas.org

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the
Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the
Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview
Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver
Art Gallery.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots
reclamation of public space — on the last Friday of the month —
which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely
and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space.
Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

For more information:
http://www.velolove.bc.ca
velolove@velolove.bc.ca

Worldwide details may be found at:
http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org

Buy Nothing Day
Friday, November 25

It’s a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to
switch off from shopping and tune into life. Celebrated as a holiday
by some, a street party by others — anyone can take part provided
they spend a day without spending.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with
family and friends, rather than spend money on them. People make a
pact with themselves to take a break from shopping as a personal
experiment or public statement and the best thing is — it’s free!

Buy Nothing Day exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of
consumerism. The developed countries — only 20% of the world
population — are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural
resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage
and unfair distribution of wealth.

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge
the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the
environment and developing countries? The argument is broad and deep
— while it continues we should be looking for simple solutions. Buy
Nothing Day is a good place to start.

Of course, Buy Nothing Day isn’t about changing your lifestyle for
just one day — it’s hoped that it will be a lasting relationship —
maybe a life changing experience. Make a commitment to consuming
less, recycling more, and challenging companies to clean up and be
fair. The supermarket or shopping mall might offer choice, but this
shouldn’t be at the cost of the environment or developing countries.

http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/


Sustainable Transportation, Land Use and Highways Session
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Guest speakers Ray Straatsma and Paul Kreuger
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Vancouver City Hall, Strathcona Room, (453 West 12th Ave).

More than half of all the energy we use in the province is consumed
for transportation. Transportation gurus Ray Straatsma and Paul
Kreuger will deliver a presentation on the sustainability of our
transportation planning and infrastructure in the lower mainland. Ray
is with the Design Centre for Sustainability at UBC, and was formerly
the Policy Director of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.

Presented by the BC Sustainable Energy Association, join BCSEA for
this free information filled evening followed by a workshop on
promoting sustainable energy in BC.

For more information, visit http://www.bcsea.org/vancouver/

VACC Vancouver Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

If you ride your bike in Vancouver, come meet and work with other
cyclists to help improve cycling facilities in Vancouver. Your active
participation can make a real difference. Lend your voice and your
support and get involved.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library Firehall Branch, 1455 W. 10th Ave (just east
of Granville St.)

New participants are always welcome. These monthly meetings are open
to all VACC members and non-members.

For more information, or if you have any items that you would like to
have on the agenda, contact Jack Becker at 604-681-5744,
hjehbecker@novuscom.net

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, December 8

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike
maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host:
Conrad Schmidt <ninemonkeys@blaze.ca>, 604-537-2044

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio/
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19

Margaret Charles Chopper Collective Ride
Friday, December 9

On the Second Friday of every month, Vancouver’s freak art bike
collective invites you to ride with this post-apocalyptic gang of
delimitation riders.

Meet 6:30 pm at the Science World Gazebo (1455 Quebec Street)

For more information, visit http://www.mcthree.ca

Submit your Bikeboy/Bikegirl ads!

Whether you’re looking for riding companions, your soulmate, folks
with similar passions and interests, or someone to help warm the
sleeping bag when you’re snow-camping…

This only takes a moment and it’s lots of fun!

Send FREE classified ads of approximately 25 words or less + your
contact info to MOMENTUM MAGAZINE at self-propelled@telus.net

We’re happy to help you hook up!!

Web: http://www.momentumplanet.ca





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Velolove News

November 19, 2005 – Here is the latest news from Velolove:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, IS ELECTION DAY!
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Vancouver –
604.873.7681
voter.questions@vancouver.ca
http://www.vancouver.ca/vote

Burnaby –
http://www.city.burnaby.bc.ca/cityhall/elections.html

Surrey –
http://www.city.surrey.bc.ca/Inside+City+Hall/Election/default.htm

Go out and vote for bicycle and transportation friendly candidates!
See http://vancouver.cyclehome.org for details.
There is also information at http://www.vacc.bc.ca/ under Breaking News.

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) urges you to vote Yes for the Capital Borrowing Question 1 Public Works that includes $21.5 million for pedestrian and cycling facilities.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Dr. Howard Thurman, Dean Marshall Chapel, Boston University, mentor to Martin Luther King Jr.


Work Less Party – Circus Dance Party
Saturday, November 19th

As usual the first 5 cyclists get in free.

Come join us for the wildest circus dance party of the year. You are invited to attend a celebration of dance, performance, art, acrobatics, burlesque, theatre, music and much more dancing.

Bands and Performers:
All Purpose, Carnival Band, GhettoBlaster, DJ Girl, & over 20 circus performers

Plus:
Spartakissers Kissing Booth – (Fundraiser for Spartacus Books)
Spanking Booth
Body painting – Many of Vancouver’s best body artists will be present
Performance Art Challenge – $400 will be awarded to the best performers and artists who can combine body art, music and performance.

Price: $3 If you come in costume (Any costume, the creative decision is yours !!!, it does not have to be a circus costume). $8 Without costume

Where: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street (corner of Victoria and Triumph, 3 blocks north of Hastings).
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm

Event Website:
http://www.worklessparty.org/arts/party.htm

For more information please phone Conrad, 604-537-2044


Open House: Downtown Bike/Transit Lanes

Tuesday, November 22, from 5 – 8 pm
Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton Street
(Broughton & Hastings)

We need a lot of cyclists at this open house demanding a bike lane for the entire length of Pender. The eastbound bike lane on Pender is almost off the table due to supposed traffic problems and loading problems for businesses.

The Pender Street design features include:

. bike lane eastbound from Nicola to Burrard
. full-time parking on the south side from Broughton to Burrard
. shared bike/bus lane, eastbound, from Burrard to Cambie
. shared bike/bus lane, westbound, from Cambie to Seymour.

Dunsmuir Street design features include:

. bike lane westbound from Beatty to Jervis/Pender
. no stopping anytime, from Richards to Burrard, both sides of the street.

City staff will be present to answer questions about the routes and hear your feedback on the designs.

For more information contact Sara Brodie, 604.871.6445, sara.brodie@vancouver.ca



Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, November 24

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass. Your host: Conrad Schmidt <ninemonkeys@blaze.ca>, 604-537-2044

Web site: http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/radio/
Listen live over the Internet: http://www.citr.ca/default.asp?id=19&mnu=19


Buy Nothing Day
Friday, November 25

It’s a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. Celebrated as a holiday by some, a street party by others — anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

The challenge is to try simple living for a day, spend time with family and friends, rather than spend money on them. People make a pact with themselves to take a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement and the best thing is — it’s free!

Buy Nothing Day exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries — only 20% of the world population — are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of wealth.

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and developing countries? The argument is broad and deep — while it continues we should be looking for simple solutions. Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.

Of course, Buy Nothing Day isn’t about changing your lifestyle for just one day — it’s hoped that it will be a lasting relationship — maybe a life changing experience. Make a commitment to consuming less, recycling more, and challenging companies to clean up and be fair. The supermarket or shopping mall might offer choice, but this shouldn’t be at the cost of the environment or developing countries.

http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/

Buy Nothing Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, November 25

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver on Buy Nothing Day. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain, shine, or snow! Decorated bicycles, trailers, costumes, signs, noisemakers, sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Buy Nothing Critical Mass is in support of Buy Nothing Day (http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/), a day to challenge yourself, your family, and your friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. People are encouraged make a pact with themselves to take a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement and the best thing is — it’s free with NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!

Buy Nothing Day exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. As consumers, we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and developing countries? The argument is broad and deep — while it continues we should be looking for simple solutions. Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.

And coming soon… http://www.buynothingchristmas.org

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — on the last Friday of the month — which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

For more information:
http://www.velolove.bc.ca
velolove@velolove.bc.ca

Worldwide details may be found at:
http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org

Submit your Bikeboy/Bikegirl ads!

Whether you’re looking for riding companions, your soulmate, folks with similar passions and interests, or someone to help warm the sleeping bag when you’re snow-camping…

This only takes a moment and it’s lots of fun!

Send FREE classified ads of approximately 25 words or less + your contact info to MOMENTUM MAGAZINE at self-propelled@telus.net

We’re happy to help you hook up!!

Web: http://www.momentumplanet.ca





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Velolove News

October 30, 2005 – Hey Scary Bikers…

Halloween is on monday, and kids will be trick or treating in a few neighbourhoods.

If it’s NOT really wet out, who wants to ride around in the skeleton costumes?

We have 11 pre-made skeleton costumes that we used last year at the Parade of Lost Souls. Some ideas behind this ride are: to entertain and subliminally instruct families and kids, to bring out all the dead cyclists, to ride on the roads where they died, and also to bring out the dead in all of us! ah ha haaaaaaa

So far the crew is Lee, RedSara and Gavin. The plan is to meet and get dressed in Gavin’s neighbourhood at around 5:30 pm, aiming to ride at 6:45. We’ll ride around and meet kids in Gavin’s hood, then ride over to mount pleasant, the capital of Halloween. When the tricortreating fizzes out we could cruise Broadway or something then crawl back to the sepuchres.

RSVP directly to RedSara <redsara@redsara.ca> and Lee <foss@vcn.bc.ca> if you are intrigued, interested or want to reserve a costume… details to be discussed.

HONOUR THY DEAD!

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Howdy,

We’re busily working away on the December/January issue of Momentum, Vancouver and Victoria’s magazine for self-propelled people, and we’re on the prowl for winter events to plug into our “Bicycalendar” section.

The Bicycalendar is a catch-all for various events, including:

-sustainability, environmentalist, and activist forums, community meetings, events, and workshops
-bicycle maintenance and safety workshops
-fun(d)-raisers
-bike-related performances, screenings, radio shows, readings, exhibitions
-sporting events: cycling, ice skating, roller skating, skateboarding – anything ‘s elf-propelled’

If you know of any such events happening in the Lower Mainland or Victoria during Decembrrrr and January, please email the chilly details to momentum_bicycalendar@yahoo.ca before November 5th.

Keep your submission to about 25 words or so please, and be sure to include who is organizing the event and all relevant contact information for the public.

Sarah Boothroyd <momentum_bicycalendar@yahoo.ca>

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Hi All!

Some of you are frequent users of the beautiful park that surrounds UBC or Wreck Beach. Please help stop UBC from encroaching on Pacific Spirit Park and Wreck Beach by writing the letter suggested below by Monday, October 31.

Thanks!
Steve Kisby

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Stop The Highway Expansion!

The Provincial Liberal government is hard at work right now hashing out the “Gateway Project” …an evil scheme to twin the Port Mann Bridge and expand Highway #1 by two lanes, which will terminate at the 3 exits
onto Victoria Drive… dumping thousands more cars every day into East Van.

Libby Davies (federal NDP MP), Shane Simpson (East Van’s NDP MLA), and in fact most GVRD municipalities are openly opposed to the Gateway Project. The Gateway Project represents old-school planning at it’s most
backward. We must speak up now and tell the Province that, yes, our city has a traffic problem. TOO MANY CARS!

Please, come out and show the city, the province, and the media that
East Van is for people, not cars!

A public forum on Highway 1 Expansion

Saturday, November 5, 2005, 1-3pm
Grandview Baptist Calvary Church Lower Hall
1803 East 1st Ave (at Salsbury)

Guest speakers:

Citizens Concerned with Highway Expansion
David Chudnovsky, MLA for Vancouver Kensington and NDP Transportation Critic
Shane Simpson, MLA for Vancouver Hastings and NDP Environment Critic

Admission is free.

For more information, call 604-775-5800
For info on the Highway Expansion check: http://cche.vcn.bc.ca


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Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams – The Movie!
World Premiere: Van East Theatre, Thurs. Nov. 10!

This film documents the wildest adventure in the history of BC politics (at least since our wacky second Premiere, Amor de Cosmos). Take a behind-the-scenes look into a unique campaign focused on not only taking over Legislature but also trying to take a bite out of how we view the relationship between our work and its impact on the world. With the help of wild fundraising parties, grassroots, guerilla activism, and good old-fashioned debate, this film takes a look from outside the box at important issues others are ignoring.

Just when you thought, that it was safe to be a politician…

Staring:

The Work Less Party
C.R. Avery, Third Eye Tribe, and a whole lot of other local music
The Rat Race
Ratheon: the local arms industry
Road Hockey activism
A UPS delivery man
and 100 naked cyclists!

PLUS virtually everybody who lives on Commercial Drive. (Not kidding – If you live on the drive you are probably in the film)

Thursday, November 10th
Van East Theatre (2290 Commercial Drive at 7th Avenue)

Show-time: 8 pm
Tickets: sliding scale $5 -> $10
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds!

To view the trailer (4meg), visit: http://www.worklessparty.org/movies/smaller_alarm_clock.wmv





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